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HLT 362 Topic 2 Discussion Question one

HLT 362 Topic 2 Discussion Question one

Topic 2 DQ 1

Select a research article, other than the articles from your assignments, from the GCU library. Provide an overview of the study and describe the strategy that was used to select the sample from the population. Evaluate the effectiveness of the sampling method selected. Provide support for your answer. Include the article title and permalink in your post.

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Gwain, G. C., Amu, H., & Bain, L. E. (2022). Improving Employee Mental Health: A Health Facility-Based Study in the United States. FRONTIERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH10https://doi-org.lopes.idm.oclc.org/10.3389/fpubh.2022.895048

 

The overview of the study:

In this study they will be talking about how to improve employee’s mental health. Mental health is a very serious issue so it’s important that employees have good mental health because mental health is “person condition with their psychological and emotional well being “ so it’s important to try to find ways to improve staff’s mental health actually did you know that according to (the article ) that “in the us over 52.9 million adults lived with mental illness in 2020” well what about now.

Method of research:

The method of research was amazing and is used to gather all 43 employees and finding out what employees are suffering and now to improve it so that the employees don’t become more depressed and have more stress added on because according to (article) “the CDC reports that depression interferes with a person ability to complete physical job tasks about 20% of the time and reduces performance about 35% of the time”

The sample used:

The sample used in the study was astounding by having all 43 employees complete a patient depression survey and allowing employees to answer the survey honestly and openly without any discomfort regrading hopelessness, isolation, suicide and much more.

 

Conclusion:

In this study 43 employees were study to determine how to improve employee’s mental health in the process it shows that 30.2%

HLT 362 Topic 2 Discussion Question one

HLT 362 Topic 2 Discussion Question one

employees were depressed but after developing the who healthy workplace model for employee’s mental health along with health which helps reduce depression as well. A second study showed that suicide rates went down 20% with healthy work practices. Overall I believe that they approach this situation great along with helping find a way to reduces depression.

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Destiny,

Good article about Improving Employee Mental Health!!! You provided 43 employees as samples but the sampling method was missing for this article.

 

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Hi Destiny

It is critical to evaluate research publications in order to determine their strengths and limitations in terms of providing high-quality research information to readers. When presenting data, researchers should not just supply the numbers because this raises the issue of where the data came from in the first place (Abramo & D’Angelo, 2011). In order to increase the credibility of the research, researchers should provide information on the methodologies they utilized to arrive at certain results in every study. Furthermore, the researchers should bring out the constraints of their study as well as the impact that these limitations have on the validity of the data given in the research.

Reference

Abramo, G., & D’Angelo, C. A. (2011). Evaluating research: from informed peer review to bibliometrics. Scientometrics87(3), 499-514.

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Summary of the Research Article

Sampling requires the researcher to determine the right type and number of individuals to represent the entire population (Ryan, 2018). The selected research article “Spiritual and Religious Issues of Stigmatization Women with Infertility: A Qualitative Study: Spiritual and Religious Issues of Stigmatization” by Akarsu & Beji in 2021.

The Purpose of the Research

According to the authors, “the purpose of this study is to determine the perceptions of women with infertility on stigma and religious and spiritual issues of stigmatization.”

Method of Research

The method used for this study was the phenomenological method with 12 women with infertility issues who were selected through the criterion sampling method. The phenomenological approach aims to describe, understand and interpret the meanings of experiences of human life. It focuses on research questions such as what it is like to experience a particular situation (Bloor & Wood, 2006).

Sample

The participants were aged between 20 and 39 years. The 12 women were interviewed for about 30-60 minutes and were asked open-ended questions about their reason for infertility, current emotional state, family reactions, general opinions, and effects of the stigmas.

Conclusion

In this study, Akarsu & Beji (2021) found that women related their infertility experience to stress and God’s will. In addition, the study showed that the participants had been subjected to others’ pity, stigmatization, and spiritual problems due to their inability to have children. They had suffered from social alienation due to others’ awareness of their infertility struggles. Furthermore, medical professionals stigmatized these women during their infertility treatments.

Evaluation of Sampling

I think that this was a great topic to research because many women have infertility and the shame of not being about to bear children. In my opinion and experience, many women do not talk about infertility because they feel inadequate as a woman, and they blame themselves for not being about to have children. The research sample method was sufficient. However, I believe the researchers should have had a larger sample to conclude about women’s perception of infertility issues. According to Faber & Fonseca (2014), a good selection makes studies more effective. Very few samples compromise a study’s internal and external validity, causing both researchers and clinicians to be misled, potentially leading to treatment failure. I feel that the researchers did not get the correct number of individuals to represent the entire population.

Reference:

Bloor, M. & Wood, F. (2006). Phenomenological methods. In Keywords in qualitative methods (pp. 129-130). SAGE Publications Ltd, https://www.doi.org/10.4135/9781849209403

Faber, J., & Fonseca, L. M. (2014). How sample size influences research outcomes. Dental press journal of orthodontics, 19(4), 27–29. https://doi.org/10.1590/2176-9451.19.4.027-029.ebo

Höbek Akarsu, R., & Kızılkaya Beji, N. (2021). Spiritual and Religious Issues of Stigmatization Women with Infertility: A Qualitative Study: Spiritual and Religious Issues of Stigmatization. Journal of Religion and Health, 60(1), 256–267. https://doi- org.lopes.idm.oclc.org/10.1007/s10943-019-00884-w

Ryan, Christina. (2018). Population and Sampling Distributions. Retrieved from:

https://lc.gcumedia.com/hlt362v/applied-statistics-for-health-care/v1.1/#/chapter/2

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Great post, it is informative. Hospital acquired infections (HAI) are infections that a patient contract while receiving treatment in a hospital and the infection can flare up within 48 hours of hospital admission or within 30 days of receiving healthcare. Hospital acquired infections is a major safety concern not only for the health care providers, but also the patients in these hospitals. Taking into consideration the costs of treatment due to the increased hospital stay and increase morbidities and mortalities, the healthcare providers should increase their efforts in making the hospitals safer by ensuring that prevention of such infections are made a priority while treating patients. Hospital acquired infections or nosocomial infections (NIs) become more important when patients who already have a poor immune system are exposed to them (AHRQ, 2017). Healthy people with decent immune system can overcome and deal with the natural flora as well as the opportunist microorganisms that invade an organ of their host that it’s not their normal habitat. On the other hand patients with poor immune system cannot defeat the opportunistic microorganisms that they may be associated with. There are many ways for transmission of diseases and also there are many types of nosocomial infections such as bloodstream infection, urinary tract infection, surgical site infection, etc.

Reference

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). (2017). Reducing hospital-acquired conditions. Retrieved from https://www.ahrq.gov/hai/hac/index.html

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